As an alumnus of the Engineering and Technology Management program and a Coast Guard officer, I enjoyed reading the article ‘Coast Guard Officers Find Unlikely Fit‘ by Doug McPherson [fall/winter 2013]. Similar to the sentiments offered by Tony Hahn MS ’04 and Ed Aponte MS ’13, I was drawn to the program over Stanford, Purdue and Johns Hopkins due to the applied focus of the curriculum and experiences articulated by Hahn and Tim Barelli MS ’09.

However, I was surprised and disappointed to find that my name was left off the list of Coast Guard ETM Program alumni. The correct number of graduates is eight. I graduated with an MS in 2011.

I continue to expound on the caliber of the ETM experience. During my stint, I helped invigorate the Economics and Business Graduate Student Association, which provided opportunities for growing the social activities of the cohort while serving as a forum to expand professional exposure.

Eugene McGuinness MS ’11, Lieutenant Commander, USCG